If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Remember how stupid you thought it was to see movie sequels shoehorn their numeral into a word within their title? Well if you rolled your eyes at 'Scre4m,' or guffawed at '2 Fast 2 Furious,' wait until you flock to the multiplex to see...'Re5ident Evil: Retribution.' Ok, so it's got a goofy title, that shouldn't matter as long as the plot is decent, right? Well, the details about Screen Gems' fifth installment of the Milla Jovovich-starring 'Resident Evil' franchise have come to light so we'll let you be the judge.
The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.
Wow, with a plot like that how could you not want to see Paul W.S. Anderson's latest 'Resident Evil' film? Oh, possibly because it sounds exactly like every other Paul W.S. Anderson 'Resident Evil' film. Perhaps it's the still-lingering sour taste of 'Resident Evil: Afterlife,' but they were going to have to do something pretty spectacular to earn back my interest in this busted franchise. Somehow, this reheated plot seems less than spectacular. But obviously not everyone feels the same way about the 'Resident Evil' series as it has made over $700 million total worldwide. Still, why go with such a rehashed plot and an idiotic title as well? Given that every other film's title format has been simply 'Resident Evil: Cryptic Word,'why suddenly inject this silly numeral-for-letter system five movies in?
What do you guys think of this title? This plot? Will you see the fifth 'Resident Evil' film?
'Re5ident Evil: Retribution' opens September 14th
Source: Coming Soon